Eric Fotsing ; Peter H. Verburg ; Wouter T. De Groot ; Jean-Paul Cheylan ; Maurice Tchuenté - Un modèle intégré pour explorer les trajectoires d'utilisation de l'espace

arima:1961 - Revue Africaine de Recherche en Informatique et Mathématiques Appliquées, September 30, 2009, Volume 16, 2012 -
Un modèle intégré pour explorer les trajectoires d'utilisation de l'espaceArticle

Authors: Eric Fotsing 1,2; Peter H. Verburg 3; Wouter T. De Groot ; Jean-Paul Cheylan 4; Maurice Tchuenté 5

Dynamic spatial models are important tools for the study of complex systems like environmental systems. This paper presents an integrated model that has been designed to explore land use trajectories in a small region around Maroua, located in the far north of Cameroon. The model simulates competition between land use types taking into account a set of biophysical, socio-demographic and geo-economics driving factors. The model includes three modules. The dynamic simulation module combines results of the spatial analysis and prediction modules. Simulation results for each scenario can help to identify where changes occur. The model developed constitutes an efficient knowledge support system for exploratory research and land use planning.

Volume: Volume 16, 2012
Published on: September 30, 2009
Submitted on: March 4, 2009
Keywords: trajectory, scenario, agrarian transition., spatial analysis, integrated model,land use change,[INFO] Computer Science [cs],[MATH] Mathematics [math]

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